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right would have been so quietly obedient to constitutional law. there's something out there on the right right now that is still uneasy with this defeat. searching desperately for an explanation of how the conservative caterpillar they had right there in their hands became the liberal butterfly now happily fluttering and, yes, defiantly free of them, and they don't like it one bit. i'm joined by rick hertzberg and "the huffington post's" howard fineman. rick, i wonder about this. this sense they have of almost royal ruling class identity with the white house. what do you make of it and their attitude before and after the election? they really weren't going to lose, and they haven't really in some strange way because they got the house. >> yeah. well, this attitude has built up over time over the years. they didn't really think bill clinton was legitimate because ross perot they thought cost him the election. they thought that obama's original election was a freak on account of bush being such a terrible president, and they were not equipped to deal with this defeat, an
believe it will take up challenges to the fert defense of marriage act which is a law signed by president clinton and the part being challenged is the one that says as far as the federal government is concerned, marriage can only consist between a man and a woman. what the law means is that in the states that allow same sex marriage, the federal government doesn't recognize them. if the challengers were successful and that part were struck down, it wouldn't mean the states have to grant same sex marriage, it would sim mr. i mean in the states where marriage is legal the federal government would have to recognize the marriage tax consequences, federal benefits and so forth. the court will also consider the challenge to the whole question of whether states must grant same sex marriage. that's the big california case, the prop 108 case and less certain the court will take that case, i think. those are the two biggies that we'll watch. we may or may not find out on friday whether they will take them. we'll find out friday or the following monday. >> there is also some late breaking news in ju
the health care law. open enrollment ends december 7th. so now's the time. visit medicare.gov or call 1-800-medicare. constipated? yeah. mm. some laxatives like dulcolax can cause cramps. but phillips' caplets don't. they have magnesium. for effective relief of occasional constipation. thanks. [ phillips' lady ] live the regular life. phillips'. >>> congress returned to work today after a grueling and extended thanksgiving vacation, and to mark this solemn event, we're introducing a new series on the nation's top lawmakers. we're calling it "red, white, and true." and today we focus on the magnificent republican representative of tennessee, dr. scott -- >> i'm the conservative pro-life republican doctor, scott desjesrlais. >> as a conservative pro-life republican doctor, the congressman rode the tea party wave to washington just two years ago. but things have gotten a little tricky since then. you see, in divorce proceedings released after election day, this severely conservative pro-life republican doctor admitted to having sexual relationships with multiple women, including two of his
father-in-law feedback. my father-in-law wants you on current tv for the first time yesterday. you were good but you're too skinny. the men in my family not into the skinny women. diane in lansing michigan. her father is not that into me. >> he's not interested in seeing your scrunch apparently. >> stephanie: requests to see the aforementioned -- >> scrunch. >> stephanie: thank you. okay. if he's new to the show, maybe he doesn't know that i'm not that into -- you know, anyone with a [ bleep ] i don't really care that he thinks -- >> you're not into richard. >> stephanie: chris, yes? >> according to urban dictionary -- there are several definitions. a scrunch is when a girl's bikini bottom goes up her butt. it can mean a hot chick. or scrunch can mean a scrotum with one testicle. [ buzzer ] [ laughter ] >> stephanie: i beg your part. i have not had that since like 1974. that is offensive to me. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: all right. i have two holiday gifts. one for me. one for jim. here we go. [
is to implement the supreme court-backed law of the land. >> that's right. >> to me what he's saying is really quite scary when you get down to it. >> i want to ask -- there's a question on that because essentially they've been defeated three times in each of those venues. what is it they're thinking -- now they're trying to drag it into the negotiations over the fiscal cliff, which does not sound like compromise to me. what am i missing? >> what they're thinking here is you can use smoke and mirrors to block the thing. you can send misses to health and human services to gin up all kinds of things to keep republicans happy. they're talking about blocking implementation of something the american electorate has voted on and supreme court has held constitutional. i find this to be a little scary. >> i think it's a lot scary. i think it outs them about not being sincere about wanting to work with the president at all. a final question to you. a month from today the congress is going on vacation. that's how long we have to get this fiscal cliff situation. are democrats going to hold their spine and
tried to rig the election with the voter suppression laws and what they might have done, some republicans are saying, maybe we should broaden our appeal to win the next time. but these guys said, we just didn't rig it enough. and what's remarkable, you look at what husted wants to do in ohio, he wants gerrymandered house districts to determine where the vote goes. so obama would have carried the state and romney would have gotten 12 of 18 electoral votes. that doesn't make any sense. governor walker said he was concerned that this was unfair to poll workers that they had to register voters. now since these are, as far as i can tell, the only public employees for whom he's expressed sympathy, that can't be the reason they are doing this. and i just think that -- i hope this is a passing thing and that there are other forces in the republican party saying, no, we need a more fundamental rethink. they only need to shift about four votes in a hundred. you'd think they would have the confidence to win a fair election by converting just four people out of every 100 people. >> we hav
the campaign finance laws. the citizens united decision was totally predictable as a response to mccain-fine gold. despite my working for john mccain, who had a campaign finance reform position i always thought was blazingly unconstitutional -- we have weakened the political parties and weaken the candidate committees. the political parties have been moderating influences in american politics -- the political parties goal is to assemble a majority, not to advance an ideology. the advancement of an ideology by either party is secondary, is a function of the majority. now, with all the super pac money there is increasingly ideological money, increasing the enforcement money. reagan talked about the fact that if you are with me 80% of the time you are not my political opponent, you are my political ally. in a super pac world where you have a apostate republican or an apostate democrats on an issue, you will see the enforcement of ideological discipline through the use of the super pac in a primary on either the left or the right. it has the fact, i think, of polarizing the electorate of an
buys around the country, that actually president obama wasn't changing gun laws to take anyone's guns away. and then paul ryan pulled off his microphone and his handler put that piece of paper up in front of the camera and paul ryan never did another local news interview until he lost the election and the campaign was over. i'm thankful for local news reporter who is work generally in lousy conditions with lousy support for lousy pay, and who do things as wide rangingly wonderful as ktla covering the story of the glendale bear wandering the streets of los angeles, to cbs atlanta, building this wacky graphic to accompany the story of the georgia republican state senators holding a seminar on president obama's mind control techniques, to the political reporter for the abc affiliate in miami who had the big pitcher of water thrown all over him, when he was bravely trying to report on the story of the scandal-ridden now former congressman, david rivera. i'm thankful, specifically, for james carter, who brought the infamous 47% video from mitt romney to light with help from david corn at "
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